Have you tried Nikkei food? Nikkei is the term used to refer to the fusion dishes of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine, a type of cooking that is served at the Osaka Nikkei Miami restaurant.
If you don’t know it yet, let us tell you a little about how this cuisine, which is already one of the most striking and delicious fusions in the international gastronomic universe, came about. Bon appetit!
Genesis of the fusion cuisine served at Osaka Nikkei Miami
What inspires the food at Osaka Nikkei Miami? Nikkei cuisine has its roots in Peruvian and Japanese cuisine. It arose in an unexpected way, since the first Japanese immigrants arrived in Peru at the end of the 19th century, settled on the coast and found that, despite being far from their homeland, they were able to find elements in their favour to maintain their food tradition.
On the coast they found a variety of fish, rice and many vegetables, the basic ingredients of Japanese cuisine.
Thus, the Japanese had no choice but to adapt their cooking techniques to process these foods and try to bring them close to the taste and degree of cooking to which they were accustomed. This is how the first creations of Nikkei cuisine came into being.
As in all gastronomic histories, at first they were only familiar dishes in the homes of Japanese immigrants. Later, many of these immigrants opened eating establishments in Peru where they served these dishes that combined Peruvian ingredients with Japanese techniques. Thus, this cuisine became public knowledge.
However, it was not until the end of the 20th century that Nikkei food was recognised as fusion cuisine and the term Nikkei was coined.
Osaka Nikkei: A restaurant with a long history
Osaka Nikkei Miami is part of the Osaka restaurant chain, whose first establishment was opened in Peru and subsequently opened in several South American countries, including Ecuador, Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay.
But that is not all. The success of the Nikkei cuisine served in Osaka conquered London, and more recently, the United States with Osaka Cocina Nikkei Miami.
This restaurant is located in the Brickell House Condo, under an architecture that combines characteristic elements that identify the culture of Japan and Peru.
Osaka Nikkei Miami: A spectacle of flavours in each dish
Osaka Nikkei Miami has the particularity that its menu is exclusive. Here’s a sneak preview – don’t blame us if your mouth is watering!
Ceviche is one of the most emblematic dishes of Peruvian gastronomy, and of course of Nikkei food. The different types of fish or seafood are cooked in plenty of lime juice, tiger’s milk and julienned seasoning. At Osaka Nikkei Miami cuisine is served in four presentations: wasabi, osk, classic and kunsei ceviche.
It is very similar to ceviche, but the fish or seafood is served on a bed of spicy and sour sauce. The way the cuts are placed and cut should be uniform to give a special shape to the dish. In Osaka there are four options: Tuna Tataki, Carpassion, Taco Olivo and Peru.
This is a cylindrical sushi roll that, when wrapped, the nori seaweed faces outwards. The ones offered by Osaka Nikkei restaurant in Miami are made of quinoa, vegetables and tuna.
Appetizers and Special
These are the most extensive sections of the Osaka Nikkei Miami menu. As starters it offers causa chirashi, crispy rice, nikkei salad, niku tartar, seafood on fire, tako anticucho, inca gyoza, among others.
As part of the special dishes, the options are Creole black cod, pisco ribs, Osaka steak, umi meshi, backpacker duck, sea bass/lobster misoyaki. All of these dishes are worthy of wide recognition, not only for their flavours, but for the artistry they exhibit when presented at the table.
Peruvian gastronomy has a lot to share in Miami
As well as the flavours you can discover in Osaka Nikkei Miami, there are others in this city that also form part of Peruvian cuisine fused with oriental flavours. This is the case of chifa food.
Chifa food features dishes loaded with a variety of vegetables, meats, fish, seafood, rice and noodles. These are dishes whose central characteristic is the way they are cooked in a wok, and offer diners an explosion of unequalled flavours and textures.
Among the most emblematic dishes of the chifa cuisine are lomo saltado, chaufa rice, chijaukay chicken and tipakay chicken, wantán soup, among other delicacies that you should treat your palate to. Have you tried any of them?
Chifa Du Kang: The best chifa food in Miami
At Chifa Du Kang restaurant we serve the best chifa dishes you can enjoy in Miami. We assure you that you will want to come back to try our variety of chifa rice, soups, noodles, chicken, kamlu wantan and more.
We are driven by the fact that every day more and more people have the opportunity to know and taste the dishes of Chinese-Peruvian fusion cuisine, Peri’s best kept gastronomic secret.
We are located on Kendall Dr and Bird Road, come and enjoy the best chifa experience in Miami! We have the best family atmosphere in town, so we are waiting for you and your loved ones.